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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mauly, Jan 29, 2006.
My Mac has all of a sudden stoped going to sleep automatically! It can be put to sleep manually tho!
A number of things could stop it from sleeping. Check what programs you are leaving running, see if any of them are recording/playing/whatnot.
yeah, thought of that.... have turned everything off, still no sleep!
..anything else I can try?
As I've not got a reply! does this mean its a hardware fault?
First, calm down. Second, there might be a background process running somewhere keeping it from sleep. Have you checked the settings to make sure they haven't gotten borked?
I drove myself crazy for weeks trying to figure out why my Powerbook all of a sudden wouldn't sleep on it's own. Finally came to something really dumb - Internet Connection Sharing (DHCP) was turned on in the Sharing preferences.
think so! have checked everything made sure nothing was running and even repaired permissions etc
I have a PowerBook and I had the same problem. I made sure nothing else was running, reinstalled the OS 2309423094 times, and called apple many times. After sending it into apple 4 times and going to the genius, I was fed up. One time they did replace the "sleep switch" but thats for the LCD closing.
I called apple, furious, and they agreed to replace it.
As for you I have no idea. Try reinstalling the OS. Thats the only thing I can think of.
Really dumb question, but have you verified that the settings in the System Preferences panel haven't been changed?
Also, I assume this happens even if the Mac is off the network? If not, is someone mounting a disk remotely?
Finally, if you create a guest/dummy account, log in with that (and with no one else logged in), set up sleep prefs to sleep after, say, a minute, does that work? If so, you know you're not dealing with a hardware problem.